House dust and inorganic urinary arsenic in two Arizona mining towns

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Title:
House dust and inorganic urinary arsenic in two Arizona mining towns
Author:
Hysong, Tracy Anne
Issue Date:
2001
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Residents of copper mining and smelting towns may have increased risk of arsenic exposure from elevated arsenic contained in environmental media. To determine the relationship of arsenic in house dust to inorganic urinary arsenic concentrations, a door to-door survey was conducted in Hayden and Winkelman, Arizona. A total of 122 households (404 individuals) participated; eighty-five provided dust samples. Urine was collected at first morning void and analyzed for total and speciated arsenic. Speciation of arsenic was performed in samples with total arsenic above 10μg/L (N = 106). The generalized estimating equation was used to determine the relationship between urinary and house dust arsenic concentrations, allowing adjustment for the correlation of measurements obtained from the same home. Seafood consumption during the past three days and smoking contributed significantly to inorganic urinary arsenic, after adjusting for age and gender. Arsenic in house dust was not significantly associated with inorganic urinary arsenic measurements in this population.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Public Health.; Environmental Sciences.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Epidemiology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
O'Rourke, Mary Kay

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleHouse dust and inorganic urinary arsenic in two Arizona mining townsen_US
dc.creatorHysong, Tracy Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorHysong, Tracy Anneen_US
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractResidents of copper mining and smelting towns may have increased risk of arsenic exposure from elevated arsenic contained in environmental media. To determine the relationship of arsenic in house dust to inorganic urinary arsenic concentrations, a door to-door survey was conducted in Hayden and Winkelman, Arizona. A total of 122 households (404 individuals) participated; eighty-five provided dust samples. Urine was collected at first morning void and analyzed for total and speciated arsenic. Speciation of arsenic was performed in samples with total arsenic above 10μg/L (N = 106). The generalized estimating equation was used to determine the relationship between urinary and house dust arsenic concentrations, allowing adjustment for the correlation of measurements obtained from the same home. Seafood consumption during the past three days and smoking contributed significantly to inorganic urinary arsenic, after adjusting for age and gender. Arsenic in house dust was not significantly associated with inorganic urinary arsenic measurements in this population.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Public Health.en_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental Sciences.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEpidemiologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorO'Rourke, Mary Kayen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1405051en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b41939165en_US
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